Great Sermon! Mephibosheth, you get it!
Ninevah, Samaria, Jericho, and other abandoned cities need us. We can't simply know about the idolatry and sin only to make a sermon from it. We need to go into that town with the gospel. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation.
Sermons today are simply making believers knowledgeable about what is wrong with the world we were once a part of. Saints need to be equipped with the word; which is sharper than a two-edged sword, so that it cuts through stinkin thinkin - anti-biblical views. And always with love. That love which God hath shed in the hearts of all the redeemed, and with gentleness.
Rock the boat. Invite a lost soul to dinner. It just might hold back an impending storm.
I've Despised It. I've Despised Him. The whom my soul loveth. The one who loved me and died for me. Indwelling sin is a Monster. A Monster of Iniquity. A Monster of Selfishness. A Monster of Deception. On that final day it shall die. When we see Him we shall be like Him - 1 John
Yah He's still running. Toss me overboard. Anything but Nineveh. I'm with you and Sinclair. Add Mephibosheth to the commentators that Jonah is still running with his request to go overboard. Take it from me, I'm an runner extraordinaire and I'm lame in both legs!
My man has got some insight here. No place to run. No place to hide. Thank you Pastor for your diligent study of The Word and the "apples of gold" ... "Choice words are like apples of gold in settings of silver" ... Thanks for the Apples !
Yes it's both. We are whiter than snow and being made whiter than snow. And yes it's a daily battle. If your not experiencing the battle then get "in the game". It's unmistakable! Cause it's a viscious battle. Basically every day. Sometime all day! Sometime all night as well! Flesh and Spirit. Spirit and Flesh. Sin hates us and we hate sin. Progressive Sanctification till the day we die! Complete Sanctification when we die ... When we see Him we shall be like Him ! - 1 John